Lost and Found: Tsunami Children
Indonesian mother Jamaliah Rangkuti was miraculously reunited with her two children ten years after they were believed to be dead following the Indian Ocean tsunami.
When the Indian Ocean tsunami struck southern Asia in 2004 over 200,000 people lost their lives. The majority of the dead were in Indonesia, and for 10 years the Rangkuti family from Aceh province feared that two of their three children - four-year-old daughter Raudha and seven-year-old son Arif were among those swept away by the devastating wave. But miraculously both children had survived and in August this year an extraordinary chain of events led to first Raudha and then Arif being discovered and reunited with their family. Their mother Jamaliah explains their incredible story.
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(Picture: Mother Jamaliah (L) hugs daughter Raudhatul (R) after they were reunited. Credit: Chaideer Mahyuddin/AFP/Getty Images)
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